God desires to use you. God transforms your human weakness into His amazing grace and power when you decide to serve Him. 2 Cor "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things.